Carbon Monoxide Basic 101. Best way to use and other tips you should know

How long does a carbon Monoxide alarm last?  The alarm might be sounding a beep or chirp every minute once the useful life is up.  It will only last about 5-7 years and then it is time to replace it.  Some of the best brands of Carbon Monoxide detectors are First Alert  and Kidde.

Where is the best place to put the carbon monoxide alarm?  Do not put it by a gas furnace or water heater.  Keep it at least 10 feet away from those type of units as the normal fumes may set it off.  Also, if you have a very tight house (well insulated and caulked/sealed) you may need to air it out during a long winter of being mostly shut up.  The normal breathing, oven use, furnace, water heater, candles, etc will destroy the air quality enough that the carbon monoxide detector might go off.